Boutot History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The name Boutot is generally thought to be derived from the Old French word "bout," meaning "end," and may have been used originally for someone who lived at the edge of a town or village.
Early Origins of the Boutot family
The surname Boutot was first found in Gascony (French: Gascogne), an area of southwest France bordering Spain, that was part of the "Province of Guyenne and Gascony" prior to the French Revolution, where this family held a family seat from early times.
Early History of the Boutot family
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Boutot Spelling Variations
History has changed the spelling of most surnames. During the early development of the French language in the Middle Ages, a person gave his version of his name, phonetically, to a scribe, a priest, or a recorder. Some variables were adopted by different branches of the family name. Hence, there spelling variations of the name Boutot, some of which include Boutin, Boutine, Boutineau, Boutinaud, Boutinet, Boutet, Boutiton, Boutitonne, Bouty, de Boutet and many more.
Early Notables of the Boutot family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Boutot family
France was active as a cultural leader in the early 16th century. One particular area in which they lead was the exploration of the New World. The explorers, like Jacques Cartier in 1534, led the way to North America. Champlain, in 1608, made the first of twenty voyages to France to attract settlers and brought the first migrant in 1617. By 1675, there were 7000 French in Quebec, and the French Acadian presence in the Maritimes had reached 500. The French founded Lower Canada, thus becoming one of the two great founding nations of Canada. The family name Boutot has made many distinguished contributions in France and New France to the world of science, culture, religion, and education. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Boutot were Guillaume Boutin and his wife, who were residents of Fort Louis in Louisiana in 1706; Marie-Anne Boutin, who settled in Louisiana in 1719; Jaque and Piere Boutiton, who arrived in Charles Town in 1763.